USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
10348200 Truckee River Near Sparks, NV
LOCATION - Lat 39°31'03.42", long 119°44'29.92" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.16, T.19 N., R.20 E., Washoe County, NV, Hydrologic Unit 16050102, on left bank, 400 ft upstream from McCarran Boulevard bridge, 1 mi south of Southern Pacific Railroad in Sparks, 2.5 mi upstream from Steamboat Creek, and at mi 56.15 upstream from Marble Bluff Dam.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,070 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - Apr. 1977 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 4,382.41 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers benchmark).
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, about 18,000 ft³/s (comparison with upstream and downstream stations), Jan. 2, 1997, recorded gage height, 17.06 ft (flow overbank and around gage); no flow many days Aug, Sep, and Oct. 1992; Jul, Aug 2015.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1988 to Sep. 1995; Oct. 2000 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Aug. 1993 to September 1995; Oct. 2000 current year.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Jun. 1988 to Sep. 1995; Oct. 2000 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Specific-conductance recorder from Aug. 1993 to Sep. 1995, four times per hour; Oct. 2000 to Apr. 2001, hourly; May 2001 to current year, four times per hour. Temperature recorder from Jun. 1988 to Jul. 1993, hourly; Aug. 1993 to Sep. 1995, four times per hour; Oct. 2000 to Apr. 2001, hourly; May 2001 to current year, four times per hour.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 687 microsiemens, cm at 25°C, Jan. 5, 1995; minimum recorded, 64 microsiemens, cm at 25°C, June 05 and 07, 2010.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 30.5°C, Aug. 12, 1991; minimum, freezing point on many days during winter months of most years.